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Senior Contributor

“Beautiful” tariffs????

How can it possibly be beneficial to the US?

How Trump's 'beautiful' tariffs are casting a shadow over trade policy http://va.topbuzz.com/s/YycYcb

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Senior Contributor

Re: “Beautiful” tariffs????

There seems to be no plan or overall goal. I can't help but wonder if he just enjoys doing this? He couldn't possibly make such big "deals" as a private citizen/CEO, so he seems to be playing with tariffs simply for his own satisfaction.

PS (humor) - I hear Justin Trudeau of Canada called him the other day and said, "OK, if you drop these tariffs, we will give you all the lands of Minnesota." Trump took the deal.

Senior Contributor

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The tarriffs might be an extension of his ego but are certainly counterproductive. Obama was condemned for borrowing money to be repaid by children that were not yet born. This guy is doing the same but not a wimper from the peanut gallery who worship at the Republican shrine.  

It wont be long before the US will be as isolationist as North Korea. The tariff is totally mad. 

Senior Contributor

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(PS (humor) - I hear Justin Trudeau of Canada called him the other day and said, "OK, if you drop these tariffs, we will give you all the lands of Minnesota." Trump took the deal.)

That's not terrible Knapper.

more humor - Trudeau must think Minnesota is garbage.

Senior Advisor

Re: “Beautiful” tariffs????

Which dems candidates are running on removing the tariffs in support of Chinese workers and pollution?

Senior Contributor

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They have every right.  So far trump has borrowed $32 billion to give to farmers as compensation for the tariffs. That never stopped a single bit of pollution. 

Whilever he persists with this international  lunacy, the financial decline will continue.  

Senior Advisor

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Dem platform: Make China great again.

Senior Contributor

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Tariffs equal socialist handouts to farmers. 


@r3020 wrote:

Dem platform: Make China great again.


 

Senior Advisor

Re: “Beautiful” tariffs????

 When China meets our EPA standards, labor laws, and honor our patent laws the tariffs will be lifted.

Senior Contributor

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@KNAPPer wrote:

There seems to be no plan or overall goal. I can't help but wonder if he just enjoys doing this? He couldn't possibly make such big "deals" as a private citizen/CEO, so he seems to be playing with tariffs simply for his own satisfaction.

PS (humor) - I hear Justin Trudeau of Canada called him the other day and said, "OK, if you drop these tariffs, we will give you all the lands of Minnesota." Trump took the deal.


I would agree that Trump is pitiful at articulating the logic behind increased tariffs.   If he said that we would implement the exact same tariffs against china, in the net, as china has against us how could people argue that  complete reciprocal fairness was somehow a bad idea?   If he said that the USA in its trade with China was procuring cheap goods at the expense of the environment would you argue that  we should keep buying goods that circumvent the environmental protections enacted in the USA?  

 

The funniest thing regarding tariffs with China is that they cater to all the normal progressive constituencies, but you guys hate Trump so much you can't see he is one of you.